Newsweek International

Newsweek International is a consumer magazine covering general interest issues with editorial content. Newsweek Inc. publishes this periodical weekly. Fareed Zakaria is the Editor.

Articles from Vol. 155, No. 02, July 12

A Man of the People
Byline: Jerry Guo ALTHOUGH best known for his 1958 masterpiece, Things Fall Apart, about a simple yam farmer in tribal Nigeria, novelist Chinua Achebe is still writing about Africa a full half century later. The 79-year-old author and social critic...
A Smart Pashtun Play
Byline: Selig S. Harrison Why Washington should back Karzai. While the U.S. struggles to get its act together in Afghanistan, President Hamid Karzai, widely ridiculed as corrupt and ineffectual, is consolidating his power and moving toward a...
Cast in Asia's Image
Byline: Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop Five years ago, Hong Kong film director and producer Peter Chan got an intriguing call from Warner Brothers: would he be interested in remaking The Bridges of Madison County with Chow Yun-Fat reprising Clint Eastwood's...
Gary Locke: China's Labor Edge Is Shrinking
Byline: Rana Foroohar Nearly two years after the peak of the financial crisis, rich nations are struggling to find a way to lower unemployment and find a new source of economic growth. With financial services discredited, and the green technology...
How Obama Lost His Asian Friends
Byline: Joshua Kurlantzick; Kurlantzick is fellow for southeast Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations. The man who said he would be the first "Pacific president" has been no such thing. While European leaders squabbled over the right kind...
Is Iraq's Clergy Ready to Intervene?
Byline: Babak Dehghanpisheh If the politicians in Iraq can't get their act together, is it time for the clergy to step in? After inconclusive parliamentary elections in March in which none of the parties won a clear majority, efforts to carve out...
She's Got Skin in the Game
Byline: Jesse Ellison The first woman of color to go to space on why there aren't many like her. Mae Jemison is a doctor, a Peace Corps alum, an Alvin Ailey-trained dancer, and, of course, an astronaut--becoming, in 1992, the world's first woman...
The Catwalk Burglars
Byline: Nick Foulkes For those who order their year by the fixed calendar of fashion, late January and early July are synonymous with Paris couture. To be allowed to use the term "haute couture," a fashion house must maintain an atelier and show...
The Perils of Naoto Kan
Byline: Peter Tasker The new leader's risky economics. A change in leadership in Japan passes almost un-noticed these days, but the ascension of Naoto Kan to the role of prime minister could have a long-lasting impact on the strategic landscape....
The Poor Always Pay
Byline: Rana Foroohar An Asian bank for low-income women is out to teach Wall Street a lesson. It's pretty safe to say that three years ago no one could have predicted that one of the few financial institutions to be opening new branches and...
Women Will Rule the World
Byline: Jessica Bennett and Jesse Ellison Men were the main victims of the recession. The recovery will be female. When historians write about the great recession of 2007-08, they may very well have a new name for it: the Mancession. It's a term...
You've Got Cloud Mail
Byline: Daniel Lyons Cloud computing is the hot new buzzword in tech these days. But who knew the killer app for this brave new world would be plain old e-mail? Yet that is exactly what's happening. "E-mail has become the easiest workload for customers...